International Design Meets Historic North AdelaidePrestigiously located directly opposite picturesque parklands is a grand North Adelaide Mid-Victorian Villa that embraces its architectural heritage yet tastefully blends modern internationally influenced design. Rarely are such generous proportions of a bygone era fused so effortlessly with the open-plan living requirements of contemporary families.Passing beyond the gated secure-entry, one is admitted to the extensive yet meticulously landscaped garden featuring two partially-enclosed retreats and mature specimen trees, serviced by a 23,000-litre water tank concealed underneath the driveway.Finding oneself on the beautifully restored front verandah laid with tessellated tiles, one is struck by the view of the parklands. The leadlight framed front door opens to reveal the deep arching hall granting access to the original home. One finds generously proportioned rooms comprising a formal study, drawing room, formal dining room and 2 bedrooms with a two-way bathroom. The home retains period features including original cornicing, rose-imprinted ceilings, stained-glass windows, decorative skirtings, polished wooden floorboards and fireplaces with mantels.Transitioning seamlessly, one then enters the internationally inspired 21st Century wing. This has been luxuriously designed to create a sense of openness. The vast entertaining space, awash with natural light offers striking floor-to-ceiling views and access to a resort style pool, surrounding deck and a retractable canopied courtyard.The entertaining and living areas have ample shelving and storage. This is currently utilised as a library, home theatre and children's play area, with room for casual dining. One then moves to the chef's kitchen appointed with Miele appliances, large granite countertop, informal breakfast/dining area, tremendous walk-in pantry and a gas fireplace.The generous master bedroom with luxuriously appointed enusite and dual WIRs, caters to busy executives seeking retreat. Ensuring the tranquillity of one's private space, the remaining two bedrooms (with BIRs) are located on the purpose built first-floor and are serviced by a dedicated bathroom and kitchenette. Further features include zoned ducted heating and cooling throughout, a separate laundry with linen racks, benchtops, cellar, built-in workbench in the spacious two car garage and a Bang and Olufsen system throughout the home.12 Mills Terrace represents the utmost in sophistication and prestige.